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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. O FKT.... Is this bait for Brent? he is going to for sure not be able to post one of his favorite old time hits on this... "If you use Origami.... :" Wait for it...
  2. I yes Ish, its essentially a solid helicoil. I put these in the spec for all the mega yachts I build for removable inserts into aluminum or FRP. They really do work a treat. When I was first introduced the them it was by a vintage car restorer, He said that a heilicoil is what you use on your lawnmower, and a time cert is what you use on your mercedes.
  3. I have done lots of polyester and epoxy trapping. It never seems to work all that well, if the fastener is to be removed occasionally. I found that adding a tapped insert works best, and the time cert is the easiest. http://www.timesert.com/ And the time certs look really slick when finished as the heads are flush. If you have bigger loads they make a "Big Cert' this is for when you mess up a thread insert and need to go way bigger, but for fiberglass inserts they work really great as the spread out the point loads.
  4. Hey Brent... As this is a thread on DAVES boat do you think you could design something like he wanted and has? I am sure its very close to what you have been thinking of for your "NEW" design. come on give it a shot!!!! Lets see your design skills shine! oceaneer
  5. I think brent has been quiet lately because 1) He is getting us drawings of his 36 when heeled 2) He is absolutely flat out designing the next new boat, that will leave all of us speechless 3) He is eating strawberry ice cream. you pick, I would like to believe all of the above..
  6. Really the whole thing.. I know you want to do a new design to show us how awesome you can do. And I am sure that in your head some ideas have been floating around. Let them free! Design Man. !
  7. No Guys Brent does nor have time to go back and find the quotes as he is working hard on the new boat design. Its going to be epic. Proa does not like to wait for it I guess?
  8. hey brent how is the new boat design coming?
  9. Brent I have an Idea.. Why dont you show us the new design.. and end all the other side show?
  10. Are the pipes supports for the rigging.. and just supported by the chine? I hope not... No doublers. no gussets.. just frigging huge point loading. No wonder we see the lumps on the underside. The second you tighten the rig the hull shape will drastically change. And on a weld seam.. really? I must not be seeing this right.
  11. my old jeanneau 44.. sails great and is really comfortable.
  12. Hey guys.. Take it easy on Brent. He does not have allot of time on his hands to defend himself as he is working like a dong on his new plans! I am so excited to see what he comes up with!!! I think he really could pull this one out of the fire the biggest design comeback in history! Brent will you give us all a sneak peak?
  13. 610 is not thin enough.. I want to get it deep into the cracks..
  14. Hello I have a repair to do on an old strip planked garden ketch. The old glue has failed in a couple of areas and the seams are weeping. As this is a "budget fix" and we only have a weekend out of the water I would like to epoxy the area. So the plan is to vacuum bag the outside where and from the inside add thinned epoxy. After the thinned epoxy we will put a small amount of glass on the outside. Eventually the boat will need to be sheathed in glass as I am sure that the glue will start to fail in more places. But that is a winter rate job. So I have been thinking of G-Flex for the job and seeing how it works with thinning. So far I have tried with acetone as the thinning agent with limited success as it seems to leave the epoxy in a semi cured state in the pot. The wood bonding seems good as I have tried a couple of experiments with thinned of non thinned butt joints and they all seem to fail at near the same rate. Has anyone had experience thinning G-Flex? Oceaneer
  15. Back to Pago Pago? or will he be wrecked off of Starbuck Island?